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  1. Cleaning engine bay to find oil leak/burning oil

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is the best procedure to wash the engine bay? I'm at 200k miles and over the years the engine bay has gotten really gummed up. I had the valve cover gasket replaced when my timing belt was replaced approx 20k miles ago and recently have found another burning oil smell coming from the...
  2. Can’t find where this plug goes!

    B5 Garage
    Just replaced the passengers cylinder head, have everything back together, in all the pictures I took, I cannot find where this 3 prong Pink Plug / connector goes. Been looking for an hour. Bet it’s right in front of my face. Any ideas or pointers? This picture is on the drivers side.
  3. Cant find a service manual, 2012 Passat SE

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Chilton and Haynes do not have a service manual for my vehicle. Was wondering where some of you guys have gone to get one. I've seen a few digital manuals but don't know which would be the best. What do you guys recommend ????????
  4. Cant find ICM

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2012 passat and recently ran into a huge problem. My car threw up a p2177 code. It starts up fine but then dies right as soon as I push the gas pedal. Any help???? Just spent money on fixing an oil leak at a local shop about a week or two ago
  5. impossible to find absorbers

    New Member Introductions
    hello friends, i own a passat sw 2011 and it's crazy but i have 3 month looking for rear absorbers. everywhere they say me that this product is out of stock, and there is no replacement product. the code of the absorber is 3C0 513 049 BT, can anybody help me. its crazy to accept that this...
  6. B4 tdi barn find

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I recently traded me 03 jetta for a 96 passat tdi I found. It was an old woman's in Yonkers, ny. Only had 26k on it. Although it wasnt in a barn, it was certainly a find.
  7. Where to find exterior door trim?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I need the belt trim (door trim? door molding? not sure what to call it) for my rear passenger door. So far I'm having no luck with local salvage yards, or Google fu. Any suggestions? This is a wagon, will it make a difference? If any of you have one of these laying around that will fit a...
  8. 2002 Passat GLX 4Mo Wagon- Places to find ignition active wires

    B5 Garage
    I will be adding a second battery with a relay isolator. I'd like to know of the locations of lines that are active only when the engine is on (not just accessory). It seems the norm is to put the relay isolator in the engine bay, so I'm guessing I'll have to tap into something in the fuse box...
  9. [98 1.8t] - Cant find this huge oil leak!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys... I seriously can't find this huge oil leak... 1998 VW Passat 1.8t (AEB engine) I thought the leak was coming from back side of the oil pan (right next to the flywheel part of the oil pan) However, I properly replaced the oil pan with the new gasket and still the SAME exact leak in...
  10. [98 1.8t] - Can't find this huge oil leak!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys... I seriously can't find this huge oil leak... 1998 VW Passat 1.8t (AEB engine) I thought the leak was coming from back side of the oil pan (right next to the flywheel part of the oil pan) However, I properly replaced the oil pan with the new gasket and still the SAME exact leak in...
  11. Looked but couldnt find the answers... B6 wheels fit B5? How to open the liftgate?

    B5 Garage
    I looked and searched but couldn't find the answers to the following questions: (1) Will B6 wheels fit a B5? :confused: I have a set of Monte Carlos from a 2008? Passat I'd like to put on a 2001 wagon with 15s. The Montys are 17x7.5" with 225/45R17s on them. Or maybe they are 235s? I will try...
  12. Trying to find a part

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Trying to find a headlight bulb retainer for a 2008 Passat B6 2.0T sedan. Right front, low beam. OEM metal retainer is wrong. Photo attached.
  13. Trying to find a part...

    New Member Introductions
    Trying to find a headlight bulb retainer for a 2008 Passat B6 2.0T sedan. Right front, low beam. OEM metal retainer is wrong. Photo attached.
  14. Always goo to find an excellent resource

    New Member Introductions
    My wife owns a 2009 CC with about 43,000 miles on it. Rather than to buy a new car, I am researching installing some up to date safety features, i.e. backup camera and blind spot detection. Hope to get some help from forum members.
  15. how to find a great VW independent mechanic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My mechanic directed me to the dealerships since he can't figure out why all the codes come up, more than 6. Initially I took it in for misfiring codes. Anyone know a good independent VW mechanic in the Baltimore/DC area? Thanks,
  16. 2001 passat 1.8 cant find the fuse box need help pls !!!!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone Car has been overheating so I want to check the fuse box for the fuses that go to fans hoping that will fix the problem but I was told that the radiator fan on the leff if your facing the front of the car is only supposed to come on when the ac is on . Is this true?
  17. Broke coil pack connector 1999 AEB 1.8T Passat, can't find replacement

    New Member Introductions
    Yesterday I replaced the coolant flange on the back of the cylinder head because of a seal leak, what a PITA! While doing this and leaning on the engine and cursing the German engineers, I broke off the plastic tabs on both sides of the front coil pack connector. I have searched all over the...
  18. Can you find this part

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Need help finding this part it's connected to the breather hose can you order it by itself cause I ordered the breather hose by itself now I need this
  19. Cannot find the electronic connection locations in ELSA

    Mobile Electronics
    I have ElsaWin. I'm trying to find the image for the locations of all the power lines and electronic contacts for climatronic system, for a Passat B5 1,8 iT. It would be nice to have a pictrue of all the connections in the engine bay actually! The car has been involved driving off road this...
  20. Cant find source of misfiring

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    03 passat 1.8T GLS Symptoms: Codes shows multiple misfire on cylinder #1 When cold, normal power no misfires. When warm, no misfires if accelerating lightly but begins to misfire if i try to accelerate faster or build any decent amount of boost. Idle is normal when both warm and cold. ALSO...
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